The aim of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme is to assist Member States in integrating “employability skills” in national education systems. Through the development of skills and access to technical and vocational education, governments can lay the basis for a stronger society and a more resilient economy. 

In line with EFA Goal 3 related to “appropriate learning and life skills.” by promoting long–term strategies and solutions, inclusive and right based approaches; UNESCO aims to strengthen its assistance to Member States in improving national TVET systems and supporting development of national normative frameworks and standards for TVET.  

Priorities such as:

  • alleviation of poverty,
  • promotion of equity, especially in relation to gender,
  • arresting the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic,
  • supporting rural communities and people in disadvantaged groups, encouraging north-south and south-south cooperation and assistance in the development of countries in transition and those in emerging from crisis and conflict.

Are given to TVET initiatives. 

The Convention together with Revised Recommendations concerning Technical and Vocational Education occupies the foremost place among UNESCO’s standard –setting instruments in the field of vocational education. It provides normative legislative framework and essentials elements of the technical and vocational education with international obligation.

In accordance with 34 C/Resolution 87 and 177 EX/Decision 35, UNESCO will formally monitor the implementation of the two normative instruments on TVET.

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